Out for Equity

Out for Equity

Saint Paul Public School's Out for Equity program strives to maintain a safe and welcoming school environment that fosters positive self esteem, respect for others, and academic success for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students through direct programming, professional development for staff, and supports for families.

Twin Cities Pride
Twin Cities Pride June 25th and 26th 2016
Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:40 AM
Saint Paul Public Schools invites you to participate in the TC Pride Parade and/or Festival on June 25th and 26th, 2016 with Out for Equity and the Office of Family Engagement and Community Partnership!
Sunday, June 26th! -- Meet Out for Equity at 3rd St. S. and Hennepin Ave. at 10:30 AM to decorate the St. Paul Public Schools float! The parade begins at 11 AM but we won't really be moving until closer to 11:30 AM. We are usually around spot 50 in the line-up.
Additional lineup instructions will be provided via email to registered participants as soon as they are available from the parade organizers. 
STAFF AND FAMILIES: There will be a shuttle bus for parade participants leaving 360 S. Colborne St. at 10:00 a.m. and returning at 2 PM.
STUDENTS: Transportation to and from the TC Pride Parade in Loring Park is not provided by St. Paul Public Schools for this opportunity.
Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th -- Find us at Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis. MN. The festival grounds are open each day from 10 AM to 6 PM. Look for the "Out4Good/Out for Equity" booth. 


I Am Jazz
Gender Inclusion in Schools Series
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:50 AM

Saint Paul Public Schools will be partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools for a four part series on Gender Inclusion in Schools

Join us for these free events and exciting conversations on LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curriculum, Constructions of Masculinity, Gender Inclusive Facilities, and Gender Inclusive Athletics. 
Parking and snacks will be provided at each event. For more information, contact Mary Hoelscher, 651-603-4972.
Employees in Saint Paul Public Schools may register for clock hours for participating in any event in the series on PDExpress. Registration is for the entire series and clock hours will be based on participation in the individual events.
  • The Mask You Live In: Film Screening and Discussion
    Thursday, May 5th, 6 PM - 9 PM at Davis Education Center, 1250 West Broadway, Minneapolis, 55411
  • I Am Jazz: Book Reading and Discussion about LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum
    Saturday, May 7th, 11 AM - 2 PM at Davis Education Center, 1250 West Broadway, Minneapolis, 55411
  • Toilet Training: Focus on Facilities
    Monday, May 9th, 5 PM to 7 PM at AGAPE School, 1037 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55104
  • Making the Game: Sports and Athletics
    Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at SPPS Headquarters, 360 S. Colborne St., St. Paul, MN 55102
Grand Opening of "An Evening Out" at AGAPE
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:15 PM

Everyone is invited to join us for the Grand Opening of "An Evening Out" at AGAPE on Friday, April 29th! The grand opening includes food, tours, and performances! 

Please contact Hue Lieu at hue.lieu@spps.org or 651-234-9999 if you would like to perform or have questions about the event.

What: Grand Opening of An Evening Out
Where: AGAPE School, 1037 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104
Date: Friday, April 29th
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Who: Students, Families, Staff, and Community Partners of all ages!

An Evening Out is a supportive educational program for LGBTQ+ and allied high school students. The program meets most Fridays during the academic year and continues a few times each month during the summer. Please visit the Out for Equity calendar to verify the full schedule.

An Evening Out was held at Hancock Recreation Center for more than a decade. Out for Equity is grateful for our continued partnership with the City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department.

Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Youth and Children: A Forum for Education and Discussion
Monday, February 29, 2016 4:10 PM

Join us for "Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Youth and Children: A Forum for Education and Discussion," an LGBTQ+ Family Conference on Saturday, April 30th. 

Sessions will range from vocabulary to advocacy, to transition to adulthood, and advocating for your child in classrooms.

If you have questions contact Mary Hoelscher at mary.hoelscher@spps.org or call 651-592-9956.

Location: Central High School
Date: Saturday, April 30th
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free (donation of $10 to $20 suggested)
Hosted by: Saint Paul Public Schools Gender and Sexual Diversity Parent Advisory Council
Meal: Provided to advanced registrants
Advanced Registeration Appreciated: Brown Paper Tickets

Advanced registration is appreciated, but not required. Please feel free to attend as little or much of this event as meets your needs.

Saint Paul Public Schools staff may register for Continuting Education Credits on PDExpress. Staff from other schools and Districts should register on Brown Paper Tickets. A certificate of completion will be available at the end of the event. (We cannot offer stipends for participation.)

Learn more about the location, childcare, volunteering, and the event schedule.


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